Alex Irvine. Shambhala. The story was inspired by the illustration by Mark Evans which graces the cover, and is, like the cover, an excellent addition to a previously well covered trope. Irvine considers a future in which uploading to a virtual reality has been chosen by many, and looks at just how precarious that life… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2006
Matthew Hughes. Thwarting Jabbi Gloond. A prequel to the adventures of Hengis Hapthorn to which readers have been regaled/subjected (delete as appropriate). Claudia O’Keefe. Maze of Trees. O’Keefe follows her ‘Black Deer’ (F&SF April 2005) with another story in which the wilds of America create a very strong backdrop. West Virginia is a lonely place… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August 2005
An issue which gets stronger the further you get in (unless you’re a fan of the Kedrigern stories). For me Utley and McCalliser where the pick of the bunch, with Cowdrey, Reed and Shultz entertaining.